Dovekie

Other Names: Little Auk

Distribution: arctic waters worldwide.

Little Auk distribution range map

Description:

Size: 20-25 cm in length with a 31-33 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Black above and white below, with white streaks on the wing mantle. Breeding adults have a black head; non-breeding birde have a black crown and white cheeks. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

Species image
Dovekie

Dovekie

Bill Shape
all-purpose
cone
Regions
alaska
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
greenland
illinois
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north atlantic coast
north carolina
nova scotia
nunavut
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
virginia
wisconsin
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
mountains
Color
black
white
Body Shape
upright-perching-water
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
auks, murres and puffins - alcidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species